"This is the first of three lessons that address gender stereotypes. The objective of this lesson is to encourage students to develop their own critical intelligence with regard to culturally inherited stereotypes, and to the images presented in the media - film and television, rock music, newspapers and magazines. In this lesson students take a look at their own assumptions about what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a woman. The brainstorming and discussion sessions are meant to encourage them to ask gender-specific questions as a step in the self-reflective process. Students will begin to see how believing in stereotypes can lead to violence towards oneself and others."
In this unit, we explore some of the questions now raised about boys and suggest ways to deconstruct definitions of masculinity as they manifest in our society and our lives. We end with suggestions for several projects students might take on to expand and reimagine what “being a man” might mean in their own lives and in our society at large.
"How do you handle gender issues in your classroom? How are they treated schoolwide?" Here... "a high school teacher in Massachusetts describes how her school worked to find the best way to support students who identify outside of the gender binary, or who don’t subscribe to traditional labels."
"This resource enables teachers to explore the human rights of sexual and gender minority groups with children and young people.The pack consists of: six activities a list of useful organisations
a summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an information sheet on sexual orientation and gender identity, a list of curriculum links.
The activities within this resource are designed to enable young people to use language positively and to celebrate diversity. Teachers of primary, secondary and further education students can look at the suggested age-range of each activity, and select appropriately for their students."